Dr. Maleka P Hashmi

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 321 Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-1138
Email: hashmim@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

My service contributions to my department, the university and the local community have enriched my life, both professionally and personally. Within my department I am the Environmental Health concentration coordinator of the Environmental Science program, the Pre-Med advisor and the lead faculty for BIO 132 (Human Biology). I am also the academic advisor for the Marshfield Clinic Histotechnician program, the Human Physiology minor and the coordinator for the Winter Marshfield Clinic Pre-Med experience. Every semester, I lead mass-advising sessions, advise individual students and develop materials for Medical School applications. I am the academic advisor for the Stout Pre-Health Society (SPHS) student organization. Under my leadership SPHS students volunteer their time and service to the community, hold MCAT study sessions, organize Wellness Events and mock Medical School interviews. SPHS students recently won an award from UW-Stout for Service Organization of the Year in the service category “for their work in volunteering their time and expertise at the student-led health clinic at Stepping Stones in Menomonie”. At the university level, I have participated in university governance through the Educational Activities Committee (Chair), Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the Chancellor’s Coalition on Alcohol, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). I have participated in recruiting events such as the Wisconsin State Science Olympiad by serving as a State Event Supervisor for four years. My service to the community consists of a major service-learning project that has literally saved lives! With the help of a Learn & Serve America grant, I established a student run health clinic at Stepping Stones Food Pantry in 2011. It serves to provide free preventative health screenings to patrons of the food pantry who have inadequate or no health insurance.

Teaching Interests: I am an accomplished educator and my teaching evaluations reflect my success and love for teaching. I continue to pursue teaching excellence and I incorporate many innovative teaching techniques into my pedagogy, all of which are designed to increase student engagement. For example, I have developed or significantly revised (in terms of delivery and technique) seven courses over the past six years, which have contributed significantly towards building the Health Science offerings of the Applied Science Program. I successfully developed a Human Physiology minor and an Environmental Health concentration within the Environmental Science program My commitment to excellence in teaching was recently recognized by the UW-System through my appointment as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow. I have embraced and contributed to SoTL research, with projects ranging from lesson study, teaching critical thinking, illustrated novels, question asking, and service learning. I have provided over 240 Advanced Physiology students with the opportunity to gain significant real-life clinical experience through a student-run health clinic service learning initiative. My commitment and outstanding scholarship regarding the services provided at the health clinic, and its impact on my students and the community have been formally recognized by the UW System with an Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. I have successfully integrated research into the classroom with results that positively impact the local community.

Research Interests: I have played an important role in establishing a research program involving rodents (rats and mice) at UW-Stout. With colleagues, I established an animal research facility and secured federal certification for it. I also wrote its standard operating procedures (SOPs) and I am also currently the only person on campus to hold a DEA license for the use of controlled substances in my research. Establishment of the animal facility was essential for the growth of the Applied Science and Environmental Science Programs amongst others and provided novel research experiences for UW-Stout students. In addition to SoTL, my research program centers on the etiology of hypertension, other cardiovascular related issues (using rodent models) and food security. My students investigate original research questions in the field of cardiovascular physiology and all are trained in sophisticated techniques. I have successfully integrated research into the classroom - just recently my students completed an assessment of food security in Menomonie. The impact of implementing the recommendations from the study will be monitored in a longitudinal study. My students and I collaborate with distinguished researchers from the University of Virginia and Case Western Reserve Medical School and to date I have involved twelve different Applied Science/Environmental Science students in my research outside of class. My students and I have presented our research on campus, locally, nationally and internationally.

Education

    • Ph D Physiology
      University of Georgia
      Athens, GA, 2006
    • MS Pharmacology
      University of Bradford
      , United Kingdom, 1996
    • BS Hons Physiology
      University of Liverpool
      Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1993

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2008 -
      • University of Wisconsin Madison
        Postdoctoral Fellow
        2006 - 2007

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Hashmi, M. P., & Haas, J. A. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). A model for addressing local food insecurity through college-based service-learning. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Lewis, T. H., & Lewis, S. J. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). Light Microscopic Investigation of Proteins necessary for vesicular exocytosis in Endothelial Cells in Rat Mesenteric, Femoral and Pulmonary Arteries. Microvascular Research.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Hill, S. M. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). Using small group teaching to develop critical thinking skills; an interdisciplinary approach. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Carlson, K. M. Interdisciplinary model for infusing food security into STEM curriculum. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3(1), 129-141.
    • Hill, , K., N, J., P, T., & J, S. Flavin adenine dinucleotide may release preformed stores of nitrosyl factors from vascular endothelial cells in conscious rats. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 50, 142-154.
    • Hill, Graves, J. E., Sandock, K., Bates, J. N., Robertson, T. P., & Lewis, S. J. Hemodynamic responses elicited by systemic injections of flavin adenine dinucleotide. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 50, 94-102.
    • Lewis, S. J., Hill, Owen, J. R., Sandock, K., Robertson, T. P., & Bates, J. N. ACE inhibition restores the vasodilator potency of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, L-S-nitroso-cysteine, in Spontaneously Hypertensive rats. Zygon, 44, 491-507.
    • Lewis, S. J., Travis, M. D., Hashmi, M. P., Sandock, K., Robertson, T. P., & Bates, J. N. Differential effects of ouabain on the vasodilator actions of nitric oxide and S-nitrosothiols in vivo. Vascular Pharmacology.
    • Hill, Lewis, S. J., Owen, J. R., Sandock, K., Robertson, T. P., & Bates, J. N. The vasodilator potency of the endothelium-derived relaxing factor, L-S-nitrosocysteine, is impaired in Spontaneously Hypertensive rats. Vascular Pharmacology, 44, 476-490.

    Book, Chapter

    • Hashmi, M. P., Suilmann, D., & Grant, J. E. Inspiring non-science students in STEM courses: Illustrated Novels in two linked learning communities. Advancing the STEM Agenda: Quality Improvement Supports Stem .

    Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference

    • Hashmi, M. P., & Carlson, K. M. Interdisciplinary Service Learning: Two approaches to solving one problem (Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference). , Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Grant, J. E., & Suilmann, D. Inspiring Non-Science Students in STEM Courses: The Illustrated Novel Project (Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference). .
    • Hashmi, M. P., Little, A. M., & Grant, J. E. Interdisciplinary lesson study: Using case studies to build graph interpretation and web evaluation skills, and student enthusiasm (Proceedings of the ASQ STEM Agenda Conference). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Hashmi, M. P. (2015). Mind Games: Producing reflective, critical thinkers in the classroom. UW-Stout’s First Year Faculty Program, Menomonie, WI.
    • Schultz, D., & Hashmi, M. P. (January, 2015). Mind Games: Producing Reflective, Critical Thinkers in the Classroom. First Year Faculty Seminar, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Hopp, J. J., & Schmidt, L. J. (2013). Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholar News. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P. (June 20, 2013). Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Alumni Presentation. UW System’s Annual Summer Institute, Madison, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P. (2012). Infusing Diversity across the Curriculum. 9th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Carlson, K. M. (2012). Radical Curriculum: Making Meaningful Changes in the Classroom and Community. 9th Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Grant, J. E. (2012). Inspiring non-science students in STEM courses: Illustrated Novels in two linked learning communities. Advancing the STEM Agenda: Quality Improvement Supports Stem,
    • Carlson, K. M., Hashmi, M. P., Vande Linde, A. Q., Little, A. M., & Kirk, J. S. (2012). Improving on Student-Community Learning: Strategically aligning student-learning outcomes with community needs to develop a more sustainable, intentional, and cohesive curriculum. ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Carlson, K. M. (2012). Interdisciplinary Service Learning: Two approaches to solving one problem. ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Little, A. M., & Hashmi, M. P. (2012). Infusing diversity in the sciences: Two case studies.. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Hamilton, Canada.
    • Lea, V., Little, A. M., Weiss, T., & Hashmi, M. P. (2012). Infusing diversity across the curriculum panel. NTLC May Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Carlson, K. M., Hashmi, M. P., & Dutton, K. M. (2012). Three Parties, Two Projects, One Goal. Regional Civic Engagement Practitioners Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Carlson, K. M., & Dutton, K. (2012). Three Parties, Two Projects, One Goal. Regional Civic Engagement Practitioners Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P. (2012). Service Learning in Action: Student-run health clinic at Stepping Stones. The Applied Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P. (2012). Service Learning in Action: Student-run health clinic at Stepping Stones. The Applied Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI.
    • Carlson, K. M., Hashmi, M. P., Vande Linde, A. Q., Little, A. M., & Kirk, J. S. (2012). Strategically aligning student-learning outcomes with community needs to develop a more sustainable, intentional, and cohesive curriculum. Workshop for ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Grant, J. E., & Suilmann, D. (2011). An Innovative Teaching Tool for STEM Disciplines: The Illustrated Novel. 2011 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Little, A. M., & Grant, J. E. (2011). Interdisciplinary lesson study: Using case studies to build graph interpretation and web evaluation skills, and student enthusiasm. ASQ STEM Agenda Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Little, A. M., Hashmi, M. P., & Grant, J. E. (2011). Interdisciplinary lesson study: Using case studies to build graph interpretation and web evaluation skills, and student enthusiasm. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Basu, L., Stary, W. R., Rodriguez, G., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Mothers and Academic: Balancing the Shifts of Work, Motherhood and Me. Mayday Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Grant, J. E., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Illustrated Novels: Creativity Meshing With Human Biology. Mayday presentation , Menomonie, WI.
    • Becker, J., Deacon, A., Anheier, P., Navarre, J., Grant, J. E., Hashmi, M. P., & Little, A. M. (2011). Improving Instruction and Student Learning Through Lesson Study: A Tale of Two Disciplines. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Basu, L., Stary, W. R., Rodriguez, G., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Mothers and Academic: Balancing the Shifts of Work, Motherhood and Me. Mayday presentation, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & DeMuth, B. (2011). Down-Regulation of A2A Receptor via Continuous Antagonism as a Possible Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. NCUR, Ithaca, NY.
    • Demuth, B., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Down-Regulation of A2A Receptor via Continuous Antagonism as a Possible Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Stout Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Nelson, M., Smith, K., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Investigation of Aspergillus Migration into Blood Vessel. Stout Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Grant, J. E., Suilmann, D., & Hashmi, M. P. (2011). Inspiring NonMajor Students in STEM Courses: The Illustrated Novel Mastery Project. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Milwaukee, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Grant, J. E. (2011). Illustrated Novels: A Multidisciplinary Mastery Projects for Students. UW-Stout Professional Development Week, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Grant, J. E. (2011). Illustrated Novels: A Multidisciplinary Mastery Projects for Students.-. UW-Stout Professional Development Week,
    • Hashmi, M. P., Grant, J. E., & Little, A. M. (2011). Interdisciplinary lesson study: plants, drugs, and depression. UW-System President’s Summit, Madison, WI.
    • DeMuth, B., Nelson, M., & Hashmi, M. P. (2010). A study to Elucidate the Best Method for Physical Removal of Cholesterol from Blood. National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT.
    • Fagan, M., Boone, J., & Hashmi, M. P. (2010). Quantification of Proteins Involved in the Etiology of Hypertension Using Western Blotting Techniques . National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT.
    • Hashmi, M. P. (2009). How to Get into Medical School. Applied Science Speaker Series, Menomonie, WI.
    • Koenig, B., Gaffney, C., Boone, J., Carlson, K. M., Pickart, M., & Hashmi, M. P. (2009). Screening of Hmong Medicinal Plants for Bioactive Compounds. tional Conference for Undergraduate Research, LaCrosse, WI.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Carlson, K. M., & Hashmi, M. P. Implementing and Assessing the Impact of iPads in the STEM Laboratory. Sponsored by OPID Teaching and Learning Grant, $8440.
    • Hashmi, M. P. Local Food Security Through College-Based Service Learning. Sponsored by UW-Stout STEM College Small Grant, $3000.
    • Hashmi, M. P. Cellular S-nitrosothiol Signaling in Respiratory Biology. Sponsored by NIH NHLBI Sub-award, $24000.
    • Shapaker, T., & Hashmi, M. P. Sponsored by Comparing Nitric Oxide Synthase Distribution between Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats and Wistar Kyoto Rats, $1863.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Carlson, K. M. Professional Development grant. Sponsored by Professional Development: Establishing a Sustainability Science Funding Network, $1000.
    • Nelson, M., Smith, K., & Hashmi, M. P. Investigation of Aspergillus Migration into Blood Vessels. $1863.
    • Hashmi, M. P. Learning Community Summer Planning Workshop. Sponsored by Setting the PACE for Success, $300.
    • Burritt, J., Pickart, M., & Hashmi, M. P. Animal and Tissue Procurement for Instruction. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curriculum Incubation Center Grant, $8698.
    • Pickart, M., Hashmi, M. P., & Burritt, J. B. Health Sciences Education Collaborative Project: Marshfield Clinic, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout. Sponsored by UW-Stout Curriculum Incubation Center Grant, $8960.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & White, T. Service Learning STEMS into Community Action. Sponsored by Coporation for National and Community Service through the Learn and Serve America Program, $25000.
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Boone, J. Student Grant Assessment of Endothelial Cell Response to Medicinal Plant Compounds. Sponsored by UW Stout, $1975.
    • Grant, J. E., Parsons, A. M., & Hashmi, M. P. Biocircle. Sponsored by NSF TUES Proposal, $186640 (Not Funded).
    • Hashmi, M. P., & Fagan, M. MP Student Grant 2009 Quantification of Proteins Involved in the Etiology of Hypertension Using Western Blotting Techniques. Sponsored by UW Stout, $1945.
    • Hashmi, M. P. Development of Hypertension and Screening of Medicinal Plant Extracts Using Endothelial Cell Culture. Sponsored by Faculty Research Initiative Grant, $8000.
    • Carlson, K. M., Vande Linde, A. Q., Little, A. M., Hashmi, M. P., & Kirk, J. S. Learning on a mission: Investigating the educational impact of aligning Polytechnic STEM learning outcomes to the needs of community food security stakeholders. Sponsored by NSF-TUES II Program, $590000 (Not Funded).
    • Little, A. M., Hashmi, M. P., & Grant, J. E. Plants, Drugs, and Depression. Sponsored by NTLC Lesson Study Community of Practice, $2000.
    • Hashmi, M. P., Parsons, A. M., Burritt, J. B., & Pickart, M. Curricular Incubation Center. Sponsored by UW-Stout, $6831 (Not Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2013 - Present)
    • Human Biology by Mader & Windelspecht. 12th Ed, McGraw-Hill Publishing (2011 - 2011)
    • Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues by Judith Goodenough and Betty McGuire, Pearson Educatio (2009 - 2009)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Honor

    • Promotion to Associate Professor, (2014)

    Scholarship

    • Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, (2013)
    • Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, (2012)

    Award

    • Outstanding Woman of Color in Education, (2013)
    • Outstanding Emerging Researcher, (2012)
    • Wisconsin Teaching Fellow Award, (2012)

    Fellowship

    • University of Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, (2012)
    • UW-Stout Library Research, (2012)

Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association
  • American Thoracic Society

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Departmental By-laws revision committee (2014 - Present)
    • BIO462 Environmental Toxicology (2013 - Present)
    • Course Development, APSC311 Issues for Science Professionals (2012 - Present)
    • Course Development, BIO400 Special Topics (2012 - Present)
    • Course Development, BIO491 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum II (2012 - Present)
    • BIO492 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum III (2012 - Present)
    • Graduate Thesis Advisor (2012 - Present)
    • Course Development, BIO490 Histotechnician Laboratory Practicum I (2011 - Present)
    • Committee Member, BIO 132 Human Biology curriculum committee (2008 - Present)
    • Course Development, BIO132 Human Biology (2008 - Present)
    • Course Development, BIO362 Advanced Physiology (2008 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Health Science committee (2008 - Present)
    • Committee Member, The Biotechnology concentration committee (2008 - Present)
    • Committee Member, Cell Molecular Biologist (2012 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, Animal/Biotech Technician (2009 - 2009)
    • Committee Member, Search committee member for Medical Biotech position (2008 - 2008)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Board Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) (2012 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) (2009 - Present)
      • Committee Member, STEM College Level Promotions Committee (2014 - 2014)
      • Chancellor’s Coalition for Alcohol (2011 - 2012)
      • Committee Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2009 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, Educational Activities Committee (2008 - 2011)
      • Committee Member, STEM College Level Promotions Committee (2009 - 2009)

    Professional

    • Advisory Committee Member, Marshfield Histotechnician program (2010 - Present)
    • Coordinator, The Winter Marshfield Clinic Pre-med experience (2009 - Present)

    Community

    • Free health screenings to Menomonie residents via student health clinic (2011 - Present)
    • Supervisor, Science Olympiad State Event Supervisor (2012 - 2013)
    • Supervisor, Science Olympiad State Event Supervisor (2008 - 2009)